Life Matters – From Molecules to Function

UPDATE COVID-19 (7 July 2020)

The symposium has been postponed to 21st - 23rd April 2021. We are hoping, on that date, to be able to host the conference on site, here in Dortmund. We will, however, continue monitoring the situation and should the social and travel restrictions still be in place early next year we will offer the possibility to participate remotely. The symposium will definitely take place in April 2021 (on site, virtually or a combination of both). We are looking forward to hosting you and we will keep you updated with further decisions.


The 8th IMPRS-LM (formerly IMPRS-CMB) Student Symposium aims to connect PhD students with leading researchers from a broad range of disciplines to exchange ideas and encourage open discussions. The program includes scientific talks by invited speakers, which are complemented by poster presentations by PhD students, panel discussions and social events. This symposium is a bi-annual scientific meeting conceptualized and organized exclusively by the students of the graduate program.



21st to 23rd April 2021



Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
Otto-Hahn-Straße 11
44227 Dortmund